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Mandi Bierly
August 22, 2012 AT 07:45 PM EDT

Dee Snider has spoken out against Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan reportedly using the Twisted Sister hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at a campaign event. According to Talking Points Memo, Ryan played the song at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Snider later issued the following statement: “I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as recorded by my band Twisted Sister. There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X.” A rep for Ryan could not be reached for comment.

Last week, Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, who Ryan has cited as one of his favorite bands, wrote an op-ed for Rolling Stone describing Ryan as “the the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.”

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